Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Assassination: As Christ Would Have Us Do - Jesse Christ, That Is; Pat Robertson is a Communist but is Too Chickenshit to Wear the Moniker

Heartwarming headline of the day: Televangelist Calls for Chavez' Death.
"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said Monday on the Christian Broadcast Network's "The 700 Club."
I despise communism and communists, make no mistake. It's a diabolical system operated by diabolically stupid, wrongheaded people. Like Pat Robertson. Robertson's credo goes by another name, but aside from seeming to worship a "god" -- who loves blood and sacrifice, and good oldfashioned warring -- how is it different from communism? There is no room in Robertson's worldview for alternate beliefs or philosophies. Justice in Robertson's universe is swift, unthinking, painful, and bloody. Pat Robertson defines himself by what and who he hates, and most of us fall into at least one of his categories -- gays, liberals, non-Christians.

Pat Robertson's reason for having Chavez assassinated is so typically Conservative Christian -- it's the cheapest way to go. Jesse Christ would admire this. Do you think God, Himself, built the world in six days without a budget? You may want to believe there was no cost-cutting, no lay-offs, no union disputes in the making of our world, but there probably was. I can just see the Archangel Michael trying to sell God $500 screw drivers and $1,000 toilet seats. Making a world is not cheap, and unmaking the world isn't either. That's why Robertson's thinking with his theological beancounter's hat on. It's brass-tacks, unpoetic work, but it must be done.

Assassinate a human being because "[i]t's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

Oh yeah, and oil... Can't forget about the oil.

Yeah, I hate communists. Fidel Castro, for instance, is an evil man. Whenever I see some nose-picking, disaffected youth wearing a Che Guivera shirt, I want to spit. Little does the youth realize that ole Che would have given his right testicle to restrict that youth's freedom to wear whatever he/she wanted on the front of their shirt. And then to read that Castro is worth more than $200 million. Shit, he and Pat Robertson, and Christian conservatives have more in common than anyone is willing to admit. I think it's a disgrace that Castro has any net worth while his country is in such fixable disarray. But, then again, look at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld or Rush Limbaugh, or any corporate executive indicted or waiting to be indicted. These guys are literally "filthy" rich, and couldn't give a shit about their country exploding around them. As long as their ill-gotten gains are safe and reproducing like satanic spawn.

I admit, I don't know much about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, but I do know something about General Augusto Pinochet, a man the United States and Britain thought was a wonderful human being. I know, also, about Saddam Hussein, whom the United States thought, once upon a time, was a solid guy. And Manuel Noriega. Yeah, and the Shah of Iran. And that spiffy guy in the Philipines, Marcos.

Let me get this straight -- America hates communists because communists don't respect freedom, so America goes into sovereign nations, ousts sometimes-legitimately-elected leaders and installs leaders they like better. Shit, man, that sounds like communist methods to me; foisting your ideas, your ways onto others while using the "persuasion" of a pointed gun.

Regarding assassination, I think Pat Robertson should practice what he preaches. He should lead by example. He should silence the nearest communist/Taliban voice to him. His own.


Nadon said...

is it just me or does he look like "bilbo" from LOTR?

Whetam Gnauckweirst said...

You're right!

If a guy looking like this sat next to me on a bus, I'd leap out the window.